Montreal has some beautiful public parks and summer is the perfect time to get out and explore them.
The best thing about Montreal’s parks is that they are actually fantastic all year round, not just during warm weather. They were designed for all-seasons and a wide variety of activities.
Since we’re heading into summer, there are a lot of great summer activities to enjoy in the parks including hiking, biking, rollerblading, rollerskating, skateboarding, bird watching, picnicking, Segway tours and much more.
Here are three of Montreal’s beautiful public parks.
Mount Royal Park
There are spectacular views of Montreal from Mount Royal.
Mount Royal Park is named for the three-peaked mountain – Mount Royal – in the park. Montreal is also named after Mount Royal.
Mount Royal Park has all of the activities listed above plus hosts one of the best outdoor events in Montreal – the Montreal Tam Tam Jam.
Jean Drapeau Park
Jean Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau) is another great park in Montreal. It’s spread over two different islands on the east side of the City.
In addition to all the activities listed about, Jean Drapeau also offers swimming, dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing, standup paddleboard yoga and other fitness classes.
La Fontaine Park
La Fontaine Park (Parc La Fontaine) is a quaint park with two ponds with a beautiful fountain and waterfalls.
Théâtre de Verdure, the outdoor theater in La Fontaine Park offers free music, dance and theater performances in the warmer months.
There are outdoor swimming pools as well as ice skating offered at this park.